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    December 15, 2012
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prime geraldo will do specials and janine piro will be doing stuff. stay with fox nuse channel throughout the the weekend. i am sorry i have to report it horrible story spout off about the factor. oreilly news.com. word of the day. no billings when running the factor. i am bill o'reilly. remember the spin here. we are definitely y y y y y ♪ ♪ >> this is a saturday he edition of "fox & friends first." i'm patti ann browne. >> and i'm heather knauer. it is saturday, december the 15th. we have a fox news alert to bring you right now. and this morning we've learned
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much much more about that awful tragedy that unfolded yesterday in newtown connecticut. 20 children and six adults gunned down inside an elementary school there. first, we have the latest time line emerging from the tragedy at about 9:30 a.m. classes begin at the sandy hook elementary school. it's known as one of the state's top schools. some teachers and faculty members were gathered in the main office for a meeting about five minutes later they hear gunshots and duck under tables. the school's principal dawn hocksprung is her name and school psychologist confront the gunman and become the shooter's very first victims. before she was killed, the principal likely saved many lives there by turning on the school's loud speaker so that everyone could hear and that everyone could take cover in that school. shortly after, the first 911 call started. >> police arrived within minutes. at 10:23 they enter the school
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and go room to room. they confirm that the shooter is dead. and they start moving children from harm's way. >> frantic parents and loved ones then started to rush to the scene and then later that day, after rewe realized the magnitude of that shooting. at 3:17 president obama talking about this as he wipes away his own tears as he addresses the nation. >> an entire community is now mourning this nightmare of a tragedy together. in all, 26 candles were lit and then they were placed at an altar at a memorial service that took place last evening. each one of those candles for one of the victims. hundreds filling saint rose of lima catholic churn. the crowds spilling outside. people huddling near windows to remember those innocent children and the school faculty that were taken far too soon. >> well, peter doocy is live for us in newtown this morning. he has the latest development for us. good morning, peter. >> good morning.
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and very sad to report that the medical examiner's office ohas been working through the night inside sandy hook elementary school. the last update we had last night from the connecticut state police is that authorities hoped to positively identify all of the bodies inside by today. six adults and 20 children were killed when the 20-year-old mass murderer, 9:30 a.m. and fired asd up many as 100 shots from at least two pistols, a glock mostly into just two classrooms. teachers did their best to shield their young students' eyes from the unthinkable sights in those classrooms. we heard how devastating the human toll was on the first 911 calls. many students heard screams as you mentioned through the intercom system before they were evacuated to a nearby firehouse. that firehouse is where most
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parents were instructed to show up yesterday to find out if their child had even survived. and last night at a church vigil in the tiny downtown area, not far from here. we talked to some parents who told us just how hard it was not knowing but, again, they expressed to us that they felt truly blessed and everyone that we spoke to said that they know someone who was not able to pick up their child at the firehouse yesterday. and it's also very sad to report that out of everyone who was shot by adam lands za at the -- alan za. there is only a single survivor it is an adult female. we are expecting to hear more information a few steps away from me from the connecticut state police about three hours from right now. back to you in new york. >> all right, they are now
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questioning the suspect's family including older brother and father. older brother was initially mistaken as the shooter. the killer and his older brother have reportedly been estranged for the last two years. anna kooiman joins us now. she is on the phone. she is on the way to hoboken, new jersey. police searching his home. what you can tell us today? >> good morning, heather. we are actually here on scene. it is very quiet now just after 10:00 last night we did watch as cops rolled up. police tape wrapped around that building. that is of course where the brother lives with two other people we're told. streets in the neighborhood were blocked off earlier yesterday. the fbi and hoboken police on scene. residents saying that a bomb squad was going through the hallways of their building. a federal source tells us yesterday ryan lanza rolled up police surrounding the
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building handcuffed and taken away. confusion over the identity of the actual shooter because adam was carrying ryan's i.d. all sorts of rumors flying there. were reports that someone was possibly dead inside, maybe even the father peter lanza. fbi source saying he is alive and was questioned yesterday. peter lanza and the boy's mother are divorced. peter we married we're told and lives in stanford, connecticut and heather, the fbi saying that the brother and father have been cleared and they are no longer being questioned. although not a suspect, ryan's computer and phone records are being searched and reports say that ryan did tell law enforcement yesterday that he had not been in touch with his brother adam since about 2010. mentioned adam possibly having a personality disorder and mild autism. and also as ryan was going through all of this yesterday and watched everything unfold on tuition, he was posting on facebook hey, it wasn't me. i was at work. he really has gone through a
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lot. lastly, residents of hoboken have been through a whole lot. they were really rattled and continued to be yesterday day care was on lockdown they everywhere getting emails about their children being inside and just after watching everything unfold, you know, not too far away, this was definitely a tough situation for them, heather. >> thank you. anna kooiman on her way to hoboken, new jersey this morning. emotional president obama reacting to the senseless murders. for more on the president's reaction. let's go live to our chief washington correspondent james rosen in washington. >> from the capitol where president obama as for all americans yesterday was as if the madness of the phenomenon we have come to call the mass shooting finally descended newtown connecticut to cruelest, most horrifying level. the profile of the young man still in adolescence, deeply
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severed from any sense of community and lifeest simplest pleasures. pocket protecter in high school. advanced intelligence but remote. most of the victims very different. children ranging in age 5 to 10. the most defenseless that walk among us. the grim toll as we have been reporting 28 dead. the mother. the school's principal and 20 children. one school worker doocy reported was wounded. president obama has played consoler in past struggled this time to contain his emotions of the news. spoke of the landmarks in life. birthdays, childbirth that the victims and their families were robbed of along with the innocence taken too early from those who survived. we have endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years he said and each time i learn the news i react not as a president but as anybody else would as a parent. the president also spoke of the need for the quote unquote meaningful action to address
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these kinds of incidents but he offered no specifics. flags at the white house and the capitol building are flying at half-staff across and at every level of the sports world, moments of silence was observed. it is and will be a bitter hanukkah and christmas for america this 2012. patti ann and heather. >> so sad. james rosen live in washington. thank you. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back with our continuing coverage of the school tragedy in connecticut. >> coming up next, a child psychologist joins us after the break with a look at what could have been going through the minds of those children trapped inside that school as the massacre unfolded. we'll be right back.
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>> in my mind i'm thinking as a 6-year-old, 7-year-old, what are your thoughts? i'm thinking that i have to parent. i have to tell them. i said to them i need you to know that i love you all very much and that it's going to be okay. because i thought that was the last thing they were ever going to hear. >> that teacher katelyn roig protected those students by locking them in a bathroom and telling them to be as quiet as possible. august the while they could hear gunshots on the other side of the door. did they realize what was happening and what about the older kids. we are joined by dr. jenny klein. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> you have the teachers trying to stay calm.
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it's obvious that they are very emotional as well. even the younger kids who might not be able to comprehend the specifics of what's happening. they are feeling that emotion. >> oh, absolutely. kids have are either mad, scared, said or happy. they have enormous imagination for power when they don't have any. >> that's interesting you say that because one teacher was telling her younger kids there is a bad guy outside. we have to stay very quiet inside. and one of the kids said oh i know karate, it's okay. i will lead us all out of here. >> that's the imagination before power to protect. they don't really have it and then they hate themselves. and there is no time in the mind so they will bury that experience. >> as the teachers and the other staff were trying to protect these kids, they don't want to convey just how horrific this situation is but at the same time, it is very important that they convey some sense of danger so that
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the kids take this seriously. how do you walk that line? >> well, it's really -- children will feelings and expressions on their faces how serious it is and from their own fear they will know it is very serious. >> so they can sense the fear? >> teachers are scared and they are big people so it must be serious. >> reports that the principal turned on the intercom in order to warn everybody that this was unfolding. credited for saving lives for doing that at the same time this meant that these students heard screams in addition to the gunshots. how would they be processing that? >> well, they will hear them and they will be in their mind forever because there is no time in the mind. so whenever they are 44 and they hear a scream, they will go back to when they were very little and bring up the fear and the terror.
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that's what happens in the mind. there is no time in the mind at all. >> yeah. so you have got kids in the school ranging from kindergarten up to fourth grade. obviously a difference between how a 5-year-old processes this versus a 10-year-old. one of the 3rd graders said she thought she was going to throw up. very afraid and much more real for them. how would the older kids be processing this? >> well, they will process their feelings and they will use a little bit of their logic so to speak. whatever is in their imagination for the -- to fill in the power they never had when they were small because they create that is going to come down and blame themself for not being able to do anything. >> you are saying that they are actually going to be feeling a guilt afterwards? >> yes. we all imagine a self-with infinite power lock, mommy, can i fly. and then it dessends into our
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unconscience mind 90% of your brain and the speed of processing that is enormous more so than your conscience mind which is 10% of your brain. what happens is something happens many years later and in two seconds, it triggers that fear and that memory and that self-hate for being powerless as opposed to the infinite power i wish i had then. and i didn't. >> so, they have got years ahead of them of hopefully getting help and processing this and forgiving themselves and moving on. >> most important thing is to teach people how their mind works. we now how our computer works but they don't know that the hard drive of our mind collects everything we have ever experienced and it compares us to the reality of our power, which is much less. that's where self-hate gets stored inside and comes out like this killer in killing his mother and then killing
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the kids in her class. and then killing her kid which is himself. >> we have to leave it there but a lot of work to be done after this tragedy. dr. jenny klein thank you so much. >> our pleasure. >> when we come back, there are reports that the shooter suffered from personality disorder. this is now the fourth mass shooting this year and people are asking is the country facing an epidemic? >> responding at this time. the shooting appears to have stopped. the school is in lockdown. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. sowhy let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have.
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>> we're going to answer all those questions. we will do extensive background on the shooter as far as we need to go. we will answer the question about the history and any historical events that this young man may have been involved in. >> we expect to learn a lot more today about the shooter's background. and there are reports so far that he suffered from some sort of personality disorder. fox news medical a team dr. david samadi joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> we are hearing from his older brother that he suffered from some sort of personality disorder. others are saying he was reclusive. he was quiet. what does that tell you about him. >> more and more information is coming about the shooter. there is a discussion that perhaps he had some sort of as berger's or even was diagnosed with autism. now, it's very important to -- i just want to get this out, we are not saying that autism causes this kind of behavior. the fact that he was a loaner, he was not involved in any social interaction. can't keep a real conversation. when they talk to a lot of his friends they found out he was always by heimself. he wasn't engaging in any
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games. so the behavior was not really normal. >> not that of a typical 20-year-old? >> exactly right. now we are seeing more and more of these people coming to movie theaters and coming to schools and go on rampage and start killing people there is a developmental problem with their brain and they don't treat people, you know, they treat them like an object. so for him to shoot his mom, come to school and start shooting all these kids, there is obviously he doesn't process the information the same way that you and i do. he may not looking at the kids as a person. so these are the very difficult issues that has to be dealt with early on and maybe seek help before we see this kind of tragedy. >> you feel there may have been signs leading up to this, some signs that other people might have noticed. >> if you really go back and start asking a lot of people that were around him, there is always signs and symptoms of this kid really having abnormal behavior. not with it, totally different and so, yes, it's always there. we may or may not pay
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attention because sometimes you may feel sorry or, you know, there are always. >> at 20 years old he is an adult. the laws in this country pro-individual. difficult for a family to try to force any kind of treatment upon somebody. >> you are absolutely right. i think catching this early on before they get to that age is absolutely critical. i think as a country we are going through a very tough time. i hope we don't see more and more of these issues. but as the pressure, whether it's economic or family issues and other cases like this may become more apparent. i think spending time with the family, catching them early, diagnosing them early is the way to go. >> just briefly we are hearing about these white middle class young men who are doing. this what does that tell us? >> i don't think that, you know, there is anything -- whether they are white or not. i think just overall, you know, looking at teenagers like this, they are going through a very tough time. i don't want to judge this at this point. i think it's early on in the investigation. we need to spend a little more
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time to find out what's going on. so, as a story develops and we find out more we will get to the bottom of this. >> dr. david samadi part of our medical a team thank you for coming on this morning. we will be back in a few minutes minutes with our continuing coverage in connecticut. hard to imagine how families handle a loss like this. coming up, we will will speak with one mother whose daughter died and her son survived the columbine massacre. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work.
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>> you are watching "fox & friends first." i'm patti ann browne. i am heather nauert. it is now past the hour. our coverage of the school tragedy in new town, connecticut continues this morning. overnight we are learning a lot of new details about that horrific tragedy. it took just minutes for the gunman to murder 20 children and 6 sandy hook elementary school members. >> the day started like any others, 9:30 the class began with the doors of the school
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locked. faculty membersy in the office for meeting. shots rung out. >> rushed to the area, that's when the shooter opened fire on him and they were his first victims. playing out over office loud speaker that's where the entire school heard that chaos as it unfolded. shortly thereafter the calls for help then started. >> we have multiple weapons, including long rifles and shot guns. we need officers here. saat call dan bury if you have to. >> going room to room search for the shooter found dead inside a classroom. that's when officers began to move students and staff out. >> frantic patience and other loved ones rushing to the scene hoping to find their children safe and sound. >> there is no words. there is no words.
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it's shear terror and a sense of immediate urgency and, you know, to get to your child and to be there to protect them. >> later in the day at 3:17. president obama wiping away tears as he addresses the nation. >> that tragedy leaving family, friends, and residents of newtown really at a loss for words right now. hundreds last night turning up to remember those innocent lives that were taken just in an instant. ♪ come follow me ♪ for i will bring you rest. >> that service last night at saint rose of lima roman catholic church filling to capacity. hundreds sitting in the pews lining the walls and huddling near the windows outside to honor the school faculty and those children who were killed
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yesterday. 26 candles burning bright on the altar. one for each of the victims. >> it's wonderful to hear these parents talk about their children today. father talking about the first goal his son got and how excited he was. there was a lot of happiness in the midst of the tears down there today. they loved these children. what's not to love. they were so innocent and so good and loving themselves there are a lot brighter stars out there tonight because of these kids. >> peter doocy is live newtown with latest on these victims. so to hear the words of the priest right there. >> it is difficult. good morning. it's also difficult to know that the medical examiner's office has been working throughout the night. they are trying to have all the victims of this tragedy positively identified by today. we're told that parents start wanted being brought here last night after police had finished their investigation to positively identify their
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children but we still don't know the identities of any of the young victims. we do know though they were all aged 5 to 10. one name we do know who was a person who lost their life yesterday principal dawn hoffsprung she died from what we have heard heroically trying to stop lanza the 20-year-old who shot his mother before showing up at thinks school and killing six adults and 20 children with at least two pistols, a glock and a sig sorrow. sower. >> the individual i hear on the phone is continuing to hear what i believes to be gunfire. >> units in the school. i have got bodies here. >> tough to listen to. many students heard screams through the intercom before they were evacuated to a nearby firehouse. that firehouse is where many parents were instructed just to show up to find out if
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their child had survived at all. and last night at a church vigil in the tiny downtown area down the road, a lot of those parents described how hard it was not knowing it's indescribable for a half hour, 45 minutes to wait if my kids were okay. >> i asked what grade is she because it blank out of my mind. i couldn't even think about it and then when i turned it on i realized she was standing right next to me. >> what was that moment like. >> it was a big relief. i was shaken up. [inaudible] at the time. >> we have been told that out of everyone who was shot there was just a single survivor. we don't know who it was but we are told it was an adult female. we are expecting to get some more information from the connecticut state police here in about two and a half hours. back to you in new york. >> peter doocy thank you so much. they will be holding a press conference as you mentioned about two and a half hours
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from now. thanks, peter. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> well, the emotion shown by president obama says it all. the commander and chief reacting at the white house yesterday to the horrific news that a gunman killed 20 children and seven adults including his own mother who was killed earlier at home. for more on the reaction. we go to james rosen in washington. good morning, james. >> patti ann and heather. good morning again to you.
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president obama has played the difficult role of consoler and chief before most notably after the tucson, arizona massacre that wounded congresswoman gabriel giffords, each time one of these incidents happens he reacts not as a president but as a parent. flags were lowered to half-staff at the white house and at the capitol building yesterday. politicianss from all parts of the country and obviously both parties issued statements condemning the shootings, although some took the opportunity to press the argument for more restrictive gun laws. president obama struggled to hold back those tears in the james s. brady press briefing room yesterday. a room named after the white house press secretary who was shot and permanently disabled in the assassination attempt on p.m. president reagan three decades ago. >> as a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it's an elementary school in newton or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner
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in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this irregardless of the politics. >> exactly what that meaningful action might be the president did not say. he did add though that while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved ones, all of us can extend a hand to those in need. pattie ann and heather. >> james rosen, thank you. >> thank you. >> certainly hard for any parent out there to imagine what the fathers and the mothers of the victims of connecticut are going through right now. but our next guest understands our pain all too well. >> beth is her name. her daughter rachel joy scott died in the columbine shooting. her son craig witnessed that tragedy and managed to survivor. good morning their, beth. i know the columbine shooting was 13 years ago but i imagine this brings up a whole lot of
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emotions for your family. >> oh, it did. yesterday was like reliving april 20th, 99 all over again. so much pain with you my first reaction was i was angry. i was very angry that this would happen again, especially to little children, little babies. and just angry that that someone would take out their frustration and their anger and their pain on someone so innocent. >> and you would think that we would have learned the signs by now to look out for in troubled young men and women and sadly at least it appears that that is not the case. >> i heard the family of another columbine family say this just yesterday. that was that the really difficult phase actually begins for those families right now. could you talk to us a little bit about that? >> sure. it's so unreal what they are
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experiencing now is so unreal. it's like being hit by a freight train but you're living with the pain and the loss and the grief. and you are just numb inside. so it comes and goes. the weeping, the disbelief, the denial, all of those things are so in your face at this point in time. there is is no way to escape it there is no place to go to hide. and i remember feeling like i just wanted to die. i couldn't breathe. i mean there were times where i felt like i couldn't breathe. >> beth, how about your son? your son managed to survive that day. how did you help him get through it. >> craig was in bad shape for almost two years. and i quit my full-time job and worked at home and took care of him. he became my priority. i was afraid i was going to have two columbine victims because i didn't want to have an emotional cripple and he wasn't physically damaged but what he witnessed was two
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friends dying and seeing everything and the carnage of that library where 10 children perished that day was too much for him. so it took him almost two years to become, you know, himself again. >> certainly affecting your son, your entire family and so many thousands of people for their lifetime. but i'm happy to tell folks that you say that you did find happiness again. it took a long time but you were able to find that happiness. beth, thank you so much, sorry again for the loss of your daughter in that shooting. thank you. >> thank you, heather. >> patti ann. >> many parents are now at home asking themselves could this happen at my child's school? so what can schools do to protect children? let's talk now with a former detective and new jersey police commissioner stephan wrongers. thank you so much for joining us. >> good morning. >> private security firms say they are already fielding .alls from schools in the wake what type of security is appropriate at a school?
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>> let me share this with you that police and teachers around this nation are trained for incidents like this. although i have to admit to youner have any one of us in law enforcement or teachers acrossed the country believed we would be facing something like this. schools across the district are, in fact, doing the best they could. they put cameras up. they put metal detectors up. they do everything they can to prevent incidents like this. the bottom line regarding this incident as reports come out it looks like you were unable to prevent something like this. the guy had these guns. i understand he shot his way through the door. you can do everything possible to prevent something like this from happening, but sometimes you can't do very much as in a case like this. >> this school had a buzzer. at first they were speculating that he was buzzed in because he is known to the school. his mother works there as a substitute teacher. something like a. [ buzzer buzzer ineffective. somebody buzzes they let them
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on in. that's not enough. but people don't want to turn the school into an armed prison almost by having metal detectors and security guards. >> that's right. you know, i've been to school districts where now here i'm an elected official in nuttily and even in our high school when i walk in i'm greeted by an individual. they take me to the office. i sign in. so everyone who walks in that building is checked out. now, you are right. do you want your schools to be armed camps? absolutely not. but i think what we have to focus on in this case and other cases. the police and the teachers did everything they could to prevent more tragedy. they did a suburb job. moving forward we have to believe we did the best thick we did in this case and hopefully as time goes on we can assess each incident and maybe strengthen our security in certain areas. again, you can only do so much. and as you said through the this broadcast our heart goes out to everyone here steve
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rogers detective and police commissioner thank you. >> you're welcome. >> we'll be back with much more on the connecticut tragedy. so many unanswered questions. what are detectives looking to learn from the crime scene? forensic pathologist dr. michael boden joins us next much
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18 children pronounced dead at the schools. two pronounced dead at area hospitals and six adults pronounced dead at the scene at the school. as the governor has reported, the shooter is deceased. deceased in the school. >> it is expected to take days for investigators to process the gruesome crime scene at the school. fox news contributor and forensic pathologist
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dr. michael bodien is here to explain what they are looking for and what they hope to learn from it thank you for joining us, doctor. the gunman here is dead. >> right. >> not like they are building a case for a trial or need evidence to figure out what happened. we know what happened but what are they looking for? >> well, you are right. why -- we know what the cause of death are and we know that the shooter is dead. but there may be a lot of civil trials as to protection of the child, as to protection of the children. why wasn't this 20-year-old kid picked up earlier? if he was getting medication, could the medication help trigger off more aggression? there will be civil lawsuits and there may be somebody who is connected to this who will also be charged criminally if there was somebody else who worked with adam. and that's one of the things the police are looking into. what's happening now is that
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they are assessing all of the forensic evidence at the scene, taking pictures of everybody, -- work at the scene but then they will work at the medical examiner's office and document every injury and perhaps do autopsies on these little children because all the bullets have to be removed. all the bullets will then be checked with the two weapons that you mentioned and to make sure there isn't a third weapon, you know, that was discharged. >> apparently there was a third weapon in the car from what we are hearing now although again as you say so many questions. >> there were rumors of two shooters which probably doesn't exist. >> right. >> but they have to make sure that somebody else wasn't discharging a weapon. >> yeah. so people are shokdz at the
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death toll here. 9/11 a mass shooting like this, you often have many more injuries. not everyone died. some people survived. what happened here? >> that's very interesting because this shooter must have gone to each child and made sure that there was a shooting of a vital organ in the head. information that they were dead. you are right. usually there are some people who survive. injured but survived. he must have gone around to each child. and all within a couple minutes. that's part of the problem. these weapons can be discharged very quickly. and he had to reload. those guns only would normally hold only 12, up to 15 bullets. so he would have -- they said there were 100 bullets fired. we don't know that yet. they are finding that out. he may have had to reload one or two times. >> just a horrific story. >> and just the helplessness.
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i i agree very much with your previous guest. who said no matter how good we are if somebody bursts in and shoots a lot of people and kills himself by the time help arrives, it's all over. >> dr. michael baden, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> when we come back, a school psychologist will talk to us about the long-term effect this will have on the children who survived the massacre.
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>> there was noise, they were kind of huddled up, they were evacuated. i think, you know, probably the scarier part for them was being taken out of a room by police officers and, you know, that kind of thing, withdrawn guns. i think that was probably the
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harrowing moment for them. and the parent reactions, i mean, i don't know some kids obviously saw more and therefore they were more impacted. >> certainly many of us will never forget the details of that tragedy. young students who were there and managed to survive a lot of us are asking now what will they remember and how will those children process it? we are joined by dr. thomas kirsten a school psychologist in new jersey what are they facing long-term. >> one thing we will see is post-traumatic stress disorder no doubt about it. >> even a a-year-old. >> definitely, without question. this is is traumatic life incident they will carry no different from a war veteran in vietnam who is hitting the deck 20 years later when he hears a helicopter go by. >> something can be brought up 20 years from now. >> trigger. part of ptsd. trigger defense mechanism in the body. and, you know, the problem is these kids are really going to
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need some -- the kids that were exposed to this incident are going to need some long-term intense psychotherapy. >> every single child probably. >> yes, definitely, no question. >> how do you begin to treat something like. this what's going to have to happen are the schools. they are working on it now. come up with plan. i work at a high school in new jersey as well as private practice and in situations like this we have the flight team. a different community organizations that provide counseling services as well as other schools will most likely step in and provide free services. probably have on site counseling at the school when kids return to school. >> this is something that's probably needed a lot more than just a few sessions. >> no doubt. >> talking years and years. >> yes. >> it depends on the nature of the kid, the personality of the individual, teachers are going to need assistance. administrators. >> how do you know if your child is doing okay? >> look for the warning signs. we all know our kids if you have children. you know their personality. you know their traits. if you see things that are off mark for them. >> we're not talking about moody teenagers here. we are talking about very young children that respond differently. >> these kids are going to want to be sleeping in bed
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with their parents. i'm sure the parents are going to want them sleeping in the bed with elm. this that breaks the rules a little bit. in a case like this i think it's necessary to have a secure tight family bond for these families in connecticut. >> how do you feel about all these children being interviewed on television the parents letting them do that and media organization. >> the parents are so shell shocked they may not necessarily know what they are doing right now. i don't know that i agree with it maybe for some of them they feel -- i feel i need to be here today because it is something that hits home to me as a father of i don't outcome kids. than they feel this need to broadcast their message to the world. >> hard to see. it's hard for me as a parent. >> same with me, very difficult. >> what do you say to those watching our program this morning that weren't directly affected by this that have children in the home and will naturally hear about this. >> what i want to say to everybody is take the weekend. really embrace your kids. don't take them for granted. at the same time you don't want to be watching, if you have young kids, you dent want to have been having your tv broadcast. they are hearing all of this
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stuff. we don't want to instill unnecessary fear and anxiety among young kids. >> young children will pick that up? >> no doubt about it. >> quickly, what do you say about this to children? do you say there is evil in the world. >> it depends on your kids. i'm not going to bring it it up to my own kids. other people want to be proactive. if i see little things happening with my kids i will talk to them about it my approach is i want to insulate them from this. i don't want them to be afraid of going to school every day. >> certainly. doctor, thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you so much. >> we'll be back in just a few minutes. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin.
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